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  • Mindfulness,  Miscellaneous

    12 Ways to Express Kindness for World Kindness Day

    It’s Friday the 13th, but WAIT, it’s also World Kindness Day!  In today’s current state, it seems like no better time to be practicing kindness as much as possible. So let today simply be an EXTRA reminder to practice small acts of kindness – starting from yourself and your relationships, to your community and beyond.  Why bother? Well, research shows that altruistic behaviours are not only felt positively by the receiver, but that those giving will also experience pleasure responses in our brain. It’s a Win-Win! So, here are 12 simple acts of kindness you can do right away or any day!  Be Kind To Yourself It starts with you! And…

  • Miscellaneous,  Wellness

    Remedies for the Election Day Blues

    It’s election day today, and many of my fellow American neighbours are no doubt, feeling a little anxious. In fact, I think the whole world is holding their breath.  I typically write and re-write my posts before they go live, but as today IS election day and it is not quite over, I wanted to first and foremost, remind you that if you’re feeling anxious about the results, then know that you’re not alone.  At first this morning, I thought, “I can’t wait for this day to be over”. The campaign and American news has been like a really bad tv show has come to life. Am I right?!  Now…

  • CoVid,  Miscellaneous

    Pandemic Pandemonium?

    From Overwhelm to Calm During the Corona Virus Outbreak The “end” is near! Is anyone else wondering where the time has gone?  It’s official, here in BC, Canada we are gearing up for CoVid measures to relax. Hurray! It’s hard to believe 2 months ago, what started out feeling like utter chaos, confusion, and panic has shifted and become a new normal.  Over these past few weeks I have ventured out of my home very little, but the change in air and the interactions from mid March til now are strikingly different.  No longer are we awkwardly trying to figure out how to bypass another safely, we just do. We naturally stand…

  • Miscellaneous

    May the “Force” be with You!

    It’s May the 4th, “May the Force be with you!”, an unofficial Star Wars Day!! Really, who doesn’t love Star Wars?!  Well, I’d been thinking recently about this concept of “The Force” so what better day to write about it? Do you remember when you asked someone, “How are you doing” (Or for my UK friends, “Are you Alright?”), the default answer was, “Good”?  Have you noticed these past several years the default has switched to “busy”? Busy. There is much to be said about slowing down during regular times but with a global pandemic at our door, we are forced to slow down. There’s no choice now, with the exception of our frontline…

  • Business & Entrepreneurship,  Productivity

    The 10 foot Commute (Part 3)

    How to Make Working From Home, Work! Part 3 is here!! I have a few more tips for you, some admittedly seem a bit silly, but hey, whatever works!!! 1. Walk to work if you have to. Yes, I literally mean get dressed, walk out the door, take a loop around the block (or farther), and “go to work“ (in your home).  I have moments where I just can’t get settled, so during these spells I “walk to work”.  It’s not something I do every day but it’s an extra step to help me get settled into a work mindset.   2. Create an alter ego.  I am bringing the adult version of make believe…

  • Business & Entrepreneurship,  Productivity

    The 10 foot Commute (Part 2)

    How to Make Working From Home, Work! Yesterday we talked about SPACE, the rules to prepping your mind for working from home. Today I’m highlighting my favourite tips that help me stay “in the zone of focus”.  1. Keep your morning routine. What do you usually do to settle in? Do you make a coffee/tea in the communal kitchen?  Pick up breakfast on the go and eat it at work? Keep doing that, the only difference is you’re making it in your kitchen. 2. Background noise. If you are use to working in an open concept office or have the chatter and sounds of just being in an office, background noise can help…

  • Business & Entrepreneurship,  Productivity

    The 10 foot Commute (Part 1)

    How to Make Working From Home, Work! The past week and a half has had some sudden and drastic changes. Adjustments so quick, we’re still adjusting. Amongst this, the sudden transition from going to work, to working from home.  Since it’s new for a lot of people, I created a 3 part “work from home” series to help those that might find this sudden change more challenging than expected.  Working from home sounds sexy and appealing at first, so when the order from Provincial health came through, you may have jumped for joy! But it’s been a week and now that you’ve tried it, you realize it’s not as simple as…

  • Miscellaneous

    Leaping Forward

    Happy Leap Year! This year we get a bonus 24 hours to the year! What a treat jumping into this new decade. I couldn’t help resist making a post for today simply for the date but also because I love the play on words that brings about a little boost of motivation! So in honour of Leap Year, I’m here to talk about leaping forward into the rest of your year through goal setting.  If you haven’t set some goals or visions yet for the year or new decade, then it’s not too late! In fact, it’s never too late! Goal setting gives you something to set your sights on. It’s a marker…

  • Miscellaneous

    World Mental Health Day – Edition: Suicide Prevention

    Today is World Mental Health Day. Did you know that World Mental Health Day started back in 1992?  This year’s theme focuses on Suicide Prevention.  With the celebrity suicides we’ve been seeing lately, and the conversation around it being tied to feelings of isolation in an increasingly disconnected world, I want to take this opportunity to share a few tips for mental health in the digital age.  This list could be so much longer but I wanted 3 actionable ones you could take right away.  So here they are: 1. Ditch the comparison game. I’ve talked about this before but this one deserves a repeat mention. While social media feeds are beautiful forms…

  • Miscellaneous

    This is Your Journey

    Lessons For Your Mid-30s I started writing the below post on my 35th birthday. I didn’t quite finish it but the learnings are still relevant. So as I now turn 36, I wanted to share this with you! Age is NOT just a number, and 35 for a woman is a scary one. Aside from entering a new age bracket, it’s the age where according to science, everything begins to decline. You start to notice those fine lines and white hair, you realize the reality that if you want kids (naturally), your chances are exponentially diminishing.  You have however, mastered the art of “not giving a F*ck”, because quite frankly,…